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Physics and awe in the face of naturetext

summaryReflection on the role of astonishment in the face of nature as a bridge between the physicist's work and philosophical reflection on the natural world, which has in physics a description of the world from which to start.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

Letter to Carlos

summaryCommentary on the alleged attribution of Christianity to St. Paul and St. Augustine: science of the historiography of the Sacred Scripture, scientific dating of the shroud, an explanation of the compatibility of miracles and science.
Author: Ignacio Sols.

The Christian inspiration of the science of nature

summaryThe development of mathematics as a science occurs in Greece, strongly associated with geometry. Physics develops in the later Christian environment, and its Christian matrix of ideas was necessary for this development.
Author: Ignacio Sols.

video and presentationScientific versus revealed data

summaryThe advance of science seems to make the religious cosmogony of Genesis on the origin of man unnecessary, but it produced the greatest leap of knowledge of History and it is still current. Points are raised core topic on what the Church says today about the origin of man.
Author: Pablo Edo

Reasonable certainty in science and philosophytext

summaryMathematics and experimental science are based on postulates that cannot be justified by themselves. Their acceptance implies the adoption of philosophical postulates. Some of these postulates, which lead to the possibility of a reasonable certainty in science, are shown.
Author: Fernando Sols

video and presentationMechanistic philosophy and theology: from conflict to integration?

summaryThe mechanicism of the 19th century has been enriched by accepting philosophical approaches to causality that are not strictly mechanical, and by raising epistemological problems about the scientific explanation of reality, which open the door to a certain dialogue with theology.
Author: Michał Oleksowicz

video and presentationThe Worldview of the Great Scientists: the Enlightenment

summaryThe usual interpretation is that, from the beginning of science, it was opposed to religion. The study of the Enlightenment sample is the opposite: believing scientists made it advance in discussion with Enlightenment ideologues who were enemies of religion and knew very little science.
Author: Juan Arana

VideoCover-up and truth. Some diagnostic features of today's society

summary roundtable about the book Encubrimiento y verdad: algunos rasgos diagnósticos de la sociedad actual. It analyses the concealment of truth that begins in modernity and continues in postmodernity, in a dynamic that has to do with a game of power in action.
Author: Jorge Martín Montoya and José Manuel Giménez Amaya

TextLesson 2021: How does God act in casual events? Video

summaryThere are fortuitous events apparently irreconcilable with a creative plan. In order to clarify the problem, the notion of chance is presented, the ideas of Thomas Aquinas and some current authors are presented and it is concluded how divine intentionality and providence are compatible with chance natural laws .
Author: Juan José Sanguineti

video and presentationWhat if naturalism were a pseudo-religion? The anthropological and theological challenge of naturalism

summaryNaturalism is nowadays put forward as the only interpretation of the natural sciences. Is it really reasonable to accept this view of science, and what if naturalism is nothing more than a theology, a pseudo-religion?
Author: Moisés Pérez Marcos

video and presentationBiomedical research and personalised medicine in heart failure

summaryHeart failure, which is common after heart attacks, is a serious health problem. Despite its seriousness, its research is not as well developed as in other fields. Various approaches to research in this field, and their ethical implications, are explained.
Author: María de Ujué Moreno

TextOpen Reason. A personal proposal

summaryThe author's intellectual trajectory, theological and scientific knowledge (the latter in relation to quantum mechanics), the need for multidisciplinarity and the concept of open reason: openness to truth, both scientific and theological, are examined.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares.

VideoThe enigma of the Greek manuscript diagrams

summaryGreek mathematical or astronomical manuscripts show deficiencies in the mathematical diagrams, which distort what is described in the text. They appear in almost all copies and translations. There is agreement that this is the way the ancient Greeks made diagrams. An alternative hypothesis is examined here.
Author: Christián Carlos Carman.

VideoThe scientific priest and the dimensions of the knowledge

summary instructions In the age of average, monks and priests such as Bacon, Saint Albert and Nicolas Oresme laid the foundations of modern science, in which figures such as Copernicus, Steno, Spallanzani, Mendel and Lemaître stand out. They integrated different fields of knowledge in their lives: science and literature, the material and the spiritual.
Author: Ignacio del Villar.

Priests and scientists. From Nicolas Copernicus to Georges Lemaître

summary: review to Ignacio del Villar, Priests and Scientists. From Nicolas Copernicus to Georges Lemaître. Digital Reasons, Spain 2019. The book examines the lives of scientists who were priests: Copernicus, Stenon, Spallanzani, Mendel and Lemaître.
Author: Enrique Solano


The problematic neutrality of the scientific method

summaryIt is generally accepted that the scientific method is neutral with respect to metaphysics and theology. But accepting this neutrality entails faulty metaphysical and theological presuppositions: the indifference of nature with respect to God and the merely extrinsic relation of God to nature.
Author: David Alcalde.

VideoNeuromorphic Computing and Nanotechnologies

summaryNeuroscience knowledge can be combined with new nanotechnology techniques to build systems that capture and compute by mimicking the brain; this "neuromorphic computing" is a promising area of Artificial Intelligence advances.
Author: Bernabé Linares-Barranco

A synthesis of the philosophy of physics by Mariano Artigas

summaryThe main theses of Mariano Artigas' philosophy of physics (form, creation, self-organisation, indeterminism and its connection with providence) are presented, showing scientists that the dialogue between St. Thomas, current physics and faith is perfectly possible.
Author: Gabriel Zanotti

Lesson 2019: Fighting against religion in the name of science. Has the battle been won?

summaryThe paper addresses the Degree inherent conflict between religious faith and science; the relative importance of science in processes of secularisation; and the complexity of the relationship between scientific thought and religious belief. It concludes by examining three scientific issues of contemporary interest.
Author: John Hedley Brooke.

Faith and science: no more reasons for conflict

summaryReview of the alleged problems between faith and science (the supposed obscurantism of the Middle Ages, the Galileo case, evolutionism, the big bang and the existence of God, neuroscience and the spiritual, etc.). The conclusion is that these are avoidable misunderstandings.
Author: Gabriel Zanotti.

Psychology and Christianity: A goal-Model of the Person Video

summary: This seminar presents an integrated Catholic Christian goal-Model of the Person: a view that is informed by Christian faith and by reason and the psychological sciences. This better understanding of the person will enhance theory, research and practice in mental health.
Author: Paul C. Vitz

Some utopian considerations on the problem educational Video

summary: Recent technological progress makes it necessary to provide a specific scientific-technical training , which decisively shapes the educational system. The possibilities of a Education that, in this context, can provide human density to people are explored.
Author: Juan Arana

Too much science gives back to God

summaryThe advances in physics lead many to believe that an ontological explanation of reality is not necessary. The testimony of the physicists who carried out these advances sample that only a scientifically poor vision leads to this conclusion.
Author: Ignacio Sols.

Expertise as a methodological and ethical problem Video

summaryThe assumption is that scientific expertise transforms knowledge into "capacity to act". The lecture analyses two problems in expert opinions: the use of data and the possibility of a recommendation for action without naturalistic fallacy.
Author: Agnieszka Lekka-Kowalik

VideoThe Science-Faith relationship as told to young people

summaryThe opposition between science and faith is currently accepted. In order to avoid this false collective imaginary, it is necessary to educate and disseminate a reasoned understanding of science and religion. The speaker explains the arguments and experiences he handles in his teaching and dissemination to young people.
Author: Enrique Solano Márquez.

The future of human being: neuroscientific and philosophical perspectives Video

summaryThe vision of humanity's future is currently shaped by science and technology. This is not only a contemporary conditioning of our thinking, but a deeper limitation to our correct understanding of what it means to be human.
Author: Saša Horvat

The logic of creativity Video

summary: Philosophical reflection on some fundamental dimensions of creativity: it concludes that there are no compelling reasons to differentiate between scientific and artistic creativity and examines the possibility of creativity through artificial intelligence.
Author: Carlos Blanco

VideoEcological sensitivity (and Christianity?)

summaryThe sensitivity for the environment does not seem to go hand in hand with Christianity. This seminar room reflects from seven aspects of the environmental value and initiates a search of how, starting from these aspects, it is possible to establish a meeting with Christianity.
Author: Jordi Puig.

VideoThe Shroud of Turin: between science and faith

summaryThree important moments in the history of the Shroud of Turin are reviewed, from which lessons can be drawn that are valid for scientists, philosophers and theologians, and which serve to enrich the dialogue between science and faith in current debates.
Author: José Fernández Capo.

Science and religion: the realism of Michael PolanyiPresentation

summaryMichael Polanyi (1891-1976), a scholar of the foundations of science, contributes ideas such as the role in science and the search for truth of the personal knowledge , belief and tradition, which make it possible to establish an integrating space between science, Humanities and religion.
Author: Francisco Gallardo. 

VideoClimate change: What do we know and how do we respond? 

summaryThe precautionary principle encourages us to take action on this issue. The precautionary principle encourages us to take action on this issue, but we continue to act as if it is not happening. Here we show the scientific instructions of the problem and its ethical implications.
Author: Emilio Chuvieco.

VideoThe great enigma. Atheists and believers facing the uncertainty of the afterlife.

summary: The relationship between the book of revelation and the book of nature depends on the picture of the world, which is obtained through science and Philosophy. Today it seems that science establishes the most reliable way. What approaches does this scientific image favour and how does it explain the silence of God?
Author: Javier Monserrat

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VideoThe Antikythera mechanism: Greeks amaze again

summary: Description of finding of the Antikythera mechanism, explanation of its main functions and review of the consequences for the history of technology and astronomy, and implications for the philosophy of science. .
Author: Christián Carlos Carman

What is determinism in physics?

summary: summary of the main historical positions on determinism and indeterminism: within Aristotelian causality, within the Newtonian approach to the laws of nature, and within the formalist interpretation of the principle of indeterminacy and chaos physics, with some concluding reflections on the interpretation of science.
Author: Santiago Collado, Héctor Velázquez

God in the brain? Religious experience from neuroscience

summary: Neuroscience can consider studying religious experience; this approach can also be of great interest to Theology. Both lines open up an interdisciplinary field of study that allows us to reflect on Theology in relation to the sciences and as a requirement of thought.
Author: José Manuel Giménez-Amaya

Is statistical demonstration scientific? 

summary: The scientific research , among many other things, is deductive and inductive. Deduction is used in all disciplines. Its demonstrations, irrefutable, usually end with a q.e.d. On the other hand, in the so-called experimental sciences, induction is increasingly essential. Modern statistics has come to give mathematical consistency to induction by means of the laws of chance. This seminar room aims to show how it does so, using the natural processes of the human mind to draw conclusions from data simple. It will address the topic of possible manipulation at all stages of the research, from planning the collection of data to making decisions based on the interpretation of the results. Some of today's hot topics such as causal inference, Bayesian procedures, ethical-statistical issues, the treatment of massive data , the statistical detection of fraudulent data or the difficulty of making predictions when human freedom comes into play will be addressed with simple examples.
Author: Jesús López Fidalgo

Is design intelligent a scientific or a religious theory?

summary: Describes the main thesis of the Intelligent design movement, born in the context of the dispute between Darwinism and creationism, and especially the inference of design from scientific observations, and comments on the problems of method of this position.
Author: Santiago Collado

Is the scientific revolution over?

summary: The meaning of the scientific revolution, three images of nature, organicism and mechanicism, the systemic perspective, scientific truth, the scope of the scientific perspective.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Has the notion of the soul become obsolete?

summary: Synthetic description of the notion of the soul: the relationship with the living being acting and with its unity, the peculiarities of the human soul, the simplification of Cartesian dualism, the concept of the soul in the scientific sphere and the questions of method for its study.
Author: Santiago Collado

Can science offer an ultimate explanation of reality? Presentation

summary: Nonlinear dynamics and the uncertainty principle show an indeterminate world. Gödel and Chaitin show that mathematical chance is not provable. It is concluded that finality, randomness and design in nature are outside the scientific method.
Author: Fernando Sols

summary: Naturalised epistemology is currently widespread: project substitutes Philosophy for the natural sciences. It claims that we humans have a single reason that works well in the natural sciences. The rest of sciences must be a continuum with them. Is it possible to fulfil this goal?
Author: Enrique Moros

What is nature?

summary: A work that develops philosophical reflections on science and its meaning through the analysis of selected moments in the history of science.
Author: Héctor Velázquez

Are the sciences really autonomous?

summary: exhibition of the reasons why scientists reject interdisciplinary approaches involving Philosophy and theology.
Author: José Ignacio Murillo

Is everything subject? Is materialism the only possible interpretation?

summary: Study of the problems posed by the concept of subject: initial insufficiency due to circularity in the definition, extension of its study to the Philosophy, description of the materialist and spiritualist monisms, and recognition of the duality of material and non-material facets of reality.
Author: Santiago Collado

Prof. Artigas' contributions to epistemology and philosophy of science 

Author: Don Evandro Agazzi

Pastoral aspects of the influence of science on contemporary culture

summary: In the context of the modern development of science, work raises the basic questions, which can be reduced to three. The first concerns the value of experimental science as knowledge of reality. The second concerns the power that science provides to dominate nature. And the third, to the possible relations between science and transcendence, which proves that they can be maintained within scientific progress.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The Higgs and the Higgs

summary: article published in the magazine Palabra (August-September 2012, p. 6) which explains in non-technical language the nature of elementary particles, the finding of the Higgs boson and clarifies the origin of the expression 'the God particle'.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

Blind in Granada

summary: speech on the scientific vision and the human vision of reality, which, in contrast to the former, allows us to discover God.
Author: Héctor L. Mancini

Science and faith before the court of reason

summary: It explains the roots of the alleged civil service examination between science and reason that began in the modern era and between science and faith that is observed at the same time.
Author: Santiago Collado González

Science and Faith in Historical Perspective: Studies on Galileo 

Author: Mons. Melchor Sanchez de Toca Alameda

Science and Faith in Systematic Perspective: The Oracles of Science 

Author: Juan Arana Cañedo-Argüelles

Science and faith. Ideas for an impact 

Author: Ignacio Sols

Science and Happiness

summary: review wide of the work of Punset, who in his work tries to elaborate an ethic with an exclusively scientific basis.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

Science and faith: new perspectives

summary: article which exposes the bridges that can be established between science and faith; basically, the rationality of nature, the emergence of a global scientific worldview, the unfolding of the natural dynamism of beings, the self-organisation of subject and the natural teleology that underlies it, and the uniqueness of man who elaborates science within nature.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Science, reason and faith: A challenge of our time 

Author: José Manuel GIménez Amaya

Science and religion

summary: It is noted that this is a work of maturity, presenting the themes of the main debates between science and religion. Brief biographical sketch of the author.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Science and religion ("Mind and brain")

summary: article historical on the last century and a half's views on science and religion: examines 19th century Anglo-Saxon views pitting science and religion against each other, and later developments that see the two approaches as not incompatible or complementary.
Author: Luis Alonso

Science and transcendence

summary: It is possible to achieve an integration of the scientific and the metaphysical perspective. They are different approaches. However, it is possible to integrate them, as long as their diversity is respected and the perspective required by each problem subject is adopted. This article examines the methodological gap, border issues, partial overlaps and how integration is to be effected.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Positivist scientism and positive science today

summary: Scientism, definition, origins and development, and a practical example of scientism in positive science.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

Commentary by Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti in Nature Magazine

summaryTranslation of paragraphs from a commentary by Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti in the journal Nature, on John Paul II and the relationship between science and faith.

"As a scientist, Hawking is a professional; as a philosopher, a dilettante" (Interview with Juan Arana).

summary: Interview on the origin of the current conception of the relationship between science and faith, modern scientism and faith-evolution compatibility.

How to become a millionaire by talking about God. Paul Davies, award Templeton 1995

summary: Brief commentary on award Templeton, on Paul Davies, and detailed description of his intellectual career and his difficulties in admitting a creator God.
Author: Mariano Artigas

knowledge human, reliability and fallibilism

summary: The scientific business is currently posited as a surmountable body of knowledge (fallibilism). The lecture studies the concept of fallibilism and the Degree of reliability of the human knowledge in science, clarifying some theoretical implications that do not seem acceptable.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Creation and Evolution: A Conference with Pope Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo

summary: review de Horn, S. (ed.), Creation and Evolution: A Conference with Pope Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 2008, 200 pp. Includes four papers from the session and a article by one of the co-editors.
Author: Santiago Collado González

C. S. Peirce: Science, Religion and the Abduction of God

summary: Belief in God in Peirce is not only a natural product of abduction or "rational instinct", but the scientific development and belief in God are interrelated: belief in God is capable of changing the believer's behaviour: the reality of God gives meaning to the whole scientific business .
Author: Jaime Nubiola

Defending the Axioms 

Author: Penelope Maddy

From Physics to Mind. Roger Penrose's philosophical project 

Author: Rubén Herce Fernández

From Neuroscience to Neuroethics. Scientific narrative and philosophical reflection.

summary: review by José Manuel Giménez Amaya and Sergio Sánchez-Migallón. From Neuroscience to Neuroethics. Scientific narrative and philosophical reflection. Eunsa. Pamplona (2010). 183 pp. The work reflects on new scientific developments in Neuroscience and Neuroethics, looking at the limits of experimental sciences and the current need for interdisciplinary approaches.
Author: José Ignacio Murillo

From the information society to the knowledge society knowledge 

Author: Pablo García Ruiz

From the information society to the society of knowledge II 

Author: Pablo García Ruiz

From conventional hypothesis testing in science to the evolutionary hypothesis 

summary: Understanding causality is central to public health and requires statistics, which uses hypothesis testing. In theory, chance could explain everything, but with statistics, chance is rejected as a cause when the probability is very high leave. In evolutionary biology this criterion is hardly applied.
Author: Miguel Ángel Martínez

From Thales to Newton: Science for smart people

summary: review in which the book is summarised: a review of milestones in the history of science, to see how the problems were originally posed and how the solutions that have made up later science were arrived at, with final reflections on the scientific method.
Author: Santiago Collado

Dialogue between science and faith in the face of the philosophical questions of physics today.

summary: The phenomenon of the gulf between the two cultures (scientific and religious) has deepened as a consequence of the growing anti-intellectual atmosphere in today's culture. The radical versions of today's postmodernism criticise both the Christian worldview and the heritage of the Enlightenment, in which the fundamental thesis of modern science was formed. This has fundamentally changed the climate of dialogue between science and Christian thought. In the past, Christianity was repeatedly criticised from the perspective of the natural sciences; today, both Christianity and the natural sciences are subject to criticism, carried out in the name of the search for a new scientific paradigm, of radical social slogans, or in the name of a cultural pluralism that is understood in a peculiar way and in which the authority of reason is disrupted. The present work attempts to examine recent developments in physics from this point of view, and to raise their consequences for the Christian worldview.
Author: Msgr. Józef Zycinski

God in the light of science

summary: article commenting on Hawking's self-creation: scientific explanation of the world does not come at the cost of diminishing the content of faith, but they deal with different, non-competing issues.
Author: Fernando Sols

God and science. Jean Guitton in dialogue with scientists

summary: In a recent book already published on Spanish, Jean Guitton, of the French Academy, argues that the achievements of current science lead towards God. Professor Mariano Artigas analyses Guitton's suggestions, which are based on ideas widely discussed by scientists and philosophers today.
Author: Mariano Artigas

God and modern cosmologies

summary: Overview of contemporary cosmologies in various authors: Caroll, Collins, Craig, Dembski, Hellen, Peters, Polkinghorne, Stoeger, Swinburne, Worthing.
Author: Enrique Moros

speech of His Excellency Mr Ángel J. Gómez Montoro, delivered at the acto in memoriam of Professor Mariano Artigas

Author: H.E. Mr. Ángel J. Gómez Montoro

speech by Professor Héctor Mancini. Delivered at the ceremony in memoriam of Professor Mariano Artigas

Author: Don Héctor Mancini

speech of the Holy Father Benedict XVI to the participants in the Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

summary: speech of the Pope to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on the occasion of the beginning of the 2010 plenary session, commenting on the partial nature of scientific progress and the need for philosophical reflection as an indispensable complement to science.
Author: Holy Father Benedict XVI

design Intelligent: a new challenge to Darwin?

summary: Brief explanation of the history of the Intelligent Design movement ( design ), and its impact on Darwinian evolutionary thesis .
Author: Santiago Collado González

The Big Bang and Creation

summary: Detailed description of the Big Bang finding in the first two thirds of the 20th century, the discussion of Einstein's cosmological constant and Lemaître's later discoveries, and explanation of the lack of incompatibility of this model with the doctrine of creation.

Scientism today

summary: Review of the different manifestations of current scientism: Scientism in epistemology, scientistic naturalism, physicist scientism, biologist scientism, technicist scientism and scientism in public opinion.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The science-religion conflict: an invented tradition? Presentation

summary: To better understand the "science-religion" relationship, the notion of "invented tradition" is useful: the term "scientific", coined in 1833 to generate a community, led to the training of an "invented tradition", the consequences of which include the thesis conflict.
Author: Jaume Navarro.

The knowledge of truth

summary: The crisis of truth, the meaning of science: the search for truth, scientific truth, science at the service of truth, faith financial aid to science, functionalism and pragmatism, relativism, scientism, scientific rationality, metaphysical knowledge and Christian faith.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The discussion on the status of homo floresiensis

summary: Account of the finding of the Man of Flores, vicissitudes of his remains and summary of the various scientific opinions on their significance.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

The challenge of interdisciplinarity: difficulties and achievements

summary: What interdisciplinarity is not, the motivations of interdisciplinarity, the conditions of interdisciplinarity, the knowledge as synthesis, the methodology of interdisciplinarity and other achievements of work interdisciplinarity.
Author: Evandro Agazzi

The science-faith dialogue in the encyclical "Fides et ratio

summary: Scientific realism, science, reason and faith, reflective capacity, science and truth, modalities of truth, truth and belief, the unity of knowledge, science and wisdom, scientism, the Galileo case, the reverse, the assumptions of science and the impact of its progress, three concluding considerations.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Science-faith dialogue to build a culture of respect for human beings, human dignity and freedom

summary: Reflection on the work of synthesis of the sciences to obtain a global vision of the world, and the synthesis with Philosophy and religion to build a culture of respect for man.
Author: speech of the Holy Father Benedict XVI

"The Splendour of Truth" for a Christian Scientist 

summary: This work analyses from a scientific perspective the consequences of the process caused by the separation of faith and reason and its relation to the different meanings of the word truth. The paper starts from the concepts enunciated by the Pope at Regensburg and attempts to describe the historical development from the ancient concept of "reason" to that of "scientific reason" and the birth of a "scientistic" ideology which has now become established in society. The problems created by this ideology are highlighted and the impossibility of science to give a rational justification to the ends of human behaviour (ethics) and to the universe in general (the "meaning" or "purpose") is sample . As proposal attempts to show how one can try to recompose the concept of "truth of things", considering that science and religious faith are complementary descriptions of reality that are not mutually exclusive, both at the individual level in the person of a scientist and at the level of thought in the Philosophy of Science.
Author: Héctor L. Mancini

The university ideal and other essays 

Author: Manuel García Morente

PresentationThe mental impact of Heisenberg's indeterminacy principle 

summary: presentation and summary from seminar room of group Science, Reason and Faith, 21 December 2010. Heisenberg's indeterminacy principle, its classical physical interpretation, and its application to scientific theories on the nature of consciousness, with some final considerations.
Author: Juan Luis Lorda

The scientific method 

Author: Daniel Turbón


The model Standard for Elementary Particles

summary: summary and presentation of seminar room of group Science Reason and Faith. It explains the current knowledge of the intimate constitution of the subject and of the elementary particles and their peculiarities, and raises its explanatory problems.
Author: Luis Joaquín Boya Balet

The New Scientific Study of Religion: Contributions, Limits and Challenges 

summary: The last 15 years have seen an extensive development in the application of cognitive and evolutionary methods to the study of religion. The accumulated bibliography is very extensive and several orientations are outlined, with wide-ranging debates between their respective representatives. However, there has also been a growing issue of critics who highlight its limits and errors, as well as the lack of empirical evidence that afflicts a large part of this project. It is time to take stock in order to discern what these developments may have contributed to us, above all for a better knowledge of the Christian faith, and for the dialogue between faith and science; as well as to understand their errors and respond to the challenges they have posed.
Author: Lluis Oviedo

Ehe origin of life and the evolution of species: science and interpretations 

summary: The scientific study of the beginnings of the world has in recent historical times raised the biological questions of the origin of life and the evolution of species (understood as the passage from one species to another by generation). In addition to the purely scientific problems they raise (such as the difficulty of establishing solid hypotheses), these programs of study are often interpreted beyond their possibilities; this article examines some of these interpretations, such as the solidity of our knowledge, chance in evolutionary processes, the struggle in nature, or the global vision of nature.
Author: Antonio Pardo

The origin of man. Current state of paleoanthropological research.   

summary: I.INTRODUCTION. II.PRELIMINARY ISSUES. 1. The fossil record. 2. The dating of fossils. 3. The biological notion of species. 4. status of man within the animal kingdom. III.FOSSILS OF UPPER PRIMATE NON-HOMANIDS. 1. Family Hylobatidae. 2. Family Pongidae. 3. Ramapithecus. IV. FOSSILIES OF HOMINIDS. 1. Most important findings. 2. Australopithecus. 3. The genus Horno. a) Horno habilis. b) Horno erectus. c) Horno sapiens. 4. The problem of identification and ascription of hominid fossils. 5. Main hypotheses about the phylogeny of hominids. V. MAN. 1. The oldest cultural traces: more than two million years old. 2. 2. Human colonisation. 3. Polyphyletism and monophyletism: monogenism. 4. Hominisation and humanisation: a hypothesis.
Author: Rafael Jordana

The origin of the universe 

summary: summary of the scientific discoveries about the universe, from the first Greek theories to the big-bang, and exhibition of the Christian doctrine about creation in a detailed way, so that it is seen that they do not oppose each other.
Author: Carlos Pérez and Héctor L. Mancini


The role of Catholics in the scientific revolution of the last centuries 

summary: The scientific revolution has taken place in a Christian environment. To illustrate this, historical background is analysed and five examples of Catholic scientists from the 16th to the 20th centuries are presented: Galileo Galilei, Alessandro Volta, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Louis Pasteur and Jérôme Lejeune.
Author: Ignacio del Villar

Respect for human life until natural death 

Author: José María Pardo

Techno-optimism: near future or false promise? 

summary: Technological utopia argues that, thanks to technology, humanity will eventually reach an ideal life in which the problems that limit it today will disappear. These ideal conditions include a state of abundance in which - according to these thinkers - social problems would also disappear. It would also be possible to design conscious machines and communicate efficiently with them. Moreover, life technologies could overcome disease and delay ageing: in its most extreme version, techno-optimism promises to overcome death itself. This discussion paper reviews the main promises of techno-optimism and their implications, pointing out the limitations of its assumptions and the need for reflection to guide and control future technological developments.
Author: Sara Lumbreras 

The world of Georges Lemaître  

summary: The theory of the big bang, the 'big explosion' that would have originated our world, was initially proposal by Georges Lemaître, physicist and catholic priest, who arrived at this model thanks to a realistic Philosophy and to a combination of theoretical reasoning and astronomical observations.
Author: Eduardo Riaza Molina

E. Mach and P. Duhem: The Philosophical Significance of the History of Science

summary: Ernst Mach (1838-1916) and Pierre Duhem (1861-1916) can be seen as parallel figures. Both lived at the same time, died in the same year, were prominent physicists, conducted research into the history of science, and related that work to their ideas about the Philosophy of science. As if this were not enough, both asserted that scientific theories are neither true nor false. It is not surprising, therefore, that their names are commonly associated in the epistemological literature and that they are presented as prominent representatives of conventionalism. However, there are important differences between them. Mach's ideas are closely related to an evolutionary and empiricist perspective, where science represents a useful tool for survival and there is no place for metaphysics; Mach's influence was naturally prolonged in the neo-positivism of the Vienna Circle. On the contrary, Duhem harmonised his epistemology with a realist philosophical perspective, emphasised in his historical investigations the importance of Christianity in the birth of modern science, and affirmed the coherence between science, Philosophy and Christianity.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Interview with Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti in Nature Magazine

summaryTranslation of paragraphs from an interview with Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti in the journal Nature, in which the Pope's interest in science and the Church's future challenges in relation to scientific advances are noted.

Interview with José Manuel Giménez Amaya: "Genetics does not determine human behaviour". 

Author: J.A. Otero Ricart

Interview with Mariano Artigas in Zenit

summary: In this interview with Zenit, Professor Mariano Artigas, professor of nature and science at the University of Navarra, is the author of Philosophy , Mariano Artigas, He recalls that "with an adequate combination of religious sense and scientific and technical knowledge, many of the most serious problems that humanity suffers today could be solved".

Interview with Professor Evandro Agazzi

summary: Interview that includes some of the ideas of the seminar room given by Professor Agazzi in Pamplona on 5 May 2004.
Author: Santiago Collado


Entropy and cosmology: Is our universe special? 

summary: The crucial role of the gravitational force and black holes in the growth of the entropy of the universe is discussed at sample . Some estimates of this magnitude are given and the fundamental problem in the scientific understanding of the universe, which is often not addressed by current theories, is highlighted.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

Ultimately the science-faith tension must be resolved at the level of the person himself 

summary: Interview in Zenit to Rafael A. Martínez, where he comments on the main questions of friction between science and faith (creation and evolution especially), and how they are resolved in the person.
Author: Rocío Lancho García

Scientific spirit and religious faith according to Manuel García Morente

summaryReflections by García Morente on the reaction of the scientist's rejection of faith: the argument of scientific progress, which would make religion unnecessary. Reflection on Philosophy of history and the unity of vital experience.
Author: Sergio Sánchez-Migallón

Status of the human embryo 

Author: María Iraburu

Human evolution: the latest discoveries

summary: Introduction. The human being: that great mystery. The first discoveries. Neanderthal Man. Upright man without speech. The hominids of Southern Africa. The second generation. Paranthropes and the first Homo. Lucy. The most famous hominid. The decade of the nineties. In search of the roots. Abel. The australopithecine of Chad. The australopithecine of Lake Turkana. Garhi: The big surprise? Homo antecessor and Homo cepranensis. The latest discoveries. The man of the millennium. The oldest ardipithecines. Toumaï: The oldest hominid? Kenyanthropus platyops: The party pooper. Homo georgicus. The Caucasian surprise. Our oldest direct ancestors I. Homo sapiens idaltu: Our oldest direct ancestors II. The skulls of Omo Kibish. The small human from Flores Island. Anamensis and the origin of australopithecines. Genetics and human evolution. Conclusion. Notes.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

Natural purpose and the existence of God

summaryIt examines the seal of God in creation, the finality of creation, the perfection of the created world, the divine government of the world, the teleological argument, the problem of evil, the relationship between science and finality and the question of the meaning of human life.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Galileo, 350 years later

summaryReflection on the change from confidence in the rationality of science to scientific irrationalism in the context of the Galileo case.
Author: Mariano Artigas


Galileo after the Pontifical Commission 

summaryThe criticisms of the Commission and the final speeches, preliminary clarifications, 10 November 1979: The manifestation of a wish, May-July 1981: Creation of the Commission, the work of the Commission, Were there any secret documents, Towards the conclusion of the work, How to conclude, 31 October 1992: The conclusion of the work of the Commission, evaluation final.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Galileo and the Vatican

summary presentation of "Galileo e il Vaticano", translation of the Spanish version.


Galileo today. Three and a half centuries after the trial 

summary350 years ago, Galileo appeared before the Holy See official document in Rome, and the following year he was condemned. This famous trial has been clearly deplored by the Church. But these facts are also abused and false conclusions are drawn from them, which are applied to judge various current problems.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Georges Lemaître and the Big Bang. No prejudices please  

summary: It is difficult to be an astrophysicist and a priest. Even more so if you propose a theory that challenges Albert Einstein's research and revolutionises astronomy. That is what happened to Georges Lemaître, the father of the theory of the origin of the cosmos.
Author: Eduardo Riaza Molina 

Habit acquisition in the context of neuronal genomic and epigenomic mosaicism 

Author: Francisco J. Novo

Towards a sustainable management of the planet 

Author: Luis Echarri

Hawking and God: physics gives what it gives

summary: article commenting on the summary of Hawking's ideas published in The Times at purpose of the book "The Big design". The idea of multi-universes is free and does not pose problems to faith or to the existence of God.
Author: Santiago Collado González

The concept of nature between science and theology. The need for epistemological mediation.

summary: Vorrei in queste pagine riflettere su alcune questioni epistemologiche riguardo all'uso del concetto di natura nel dialogo scienza-teologia. I will consider in particular what is the epistemological content and value of the concept of nature in scientific and theological research. The question is articulated in three points: 1. What methodological role does the concept of nature play in science and theology? 2. What particular concept of nature is in Degree able to assume these roles? 3. Sarà la nozione di natura risultante, una nozione ammissibile dalla scienza (oltre che dalla filosofia e dalla teologia), e in particolare, risulta una realtà conoscibile?
Author: Rafael Martínez

Table of contents of the book 'Science, Reason and Faith'.

summary: Complete index of Mariano Artigas' book 'Ciencia, Razón y Fe'. Pamplona: Eunsa, 2004.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Intelligence and intentionality 

summary: This article explores the difficulties of approaching the problem of intelligence independently of any intentional consideration. To do so, I first examine three classical interpretations of the concept of the mental in order to show their main shortcomings. goal . Secondly, I argue how an adequate phenomenological analysis of perception is an optimal means of understanding the intentional property. Thirdly and finally, I present some interpretative clues about the existence of information in Nature. All this serves to offer, at summary, a better proposal of basic criteria for the recognition of intelligent beings.
Author: Luis E. Echarte

Introduction to the special issue of Scientia & Fides on Mariano Artigas

summary: Spanish version of the presentation to the issue special issue of Scientia et Fides dedicated to Mariano Artigas, in which the coordinator briefly summarises the contents of the magazine and gives a brief overview of the intellectual interests and achievements of Mariano Artigas.
Author: Santiago Collado

John Barrow and the anthropic cosmological principle

summary: Commentary on the award of the award Templeton to John D. Barrow and explanation of the anthropic principle in its different variants: strong, weak, participative and final.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

The ambiguity of "neuroethics". 

summary: lecture delivered at the conference Closing Ceremony of the Master's Degree in Bioethics. Universidad Católica San Antonio (Murcia), 21 January 2011.
Author: Sergio Sánchez-Migallón

The scientific search for order: miracles without an author?

summary: article which examines the recent discoveries in self-organisation processes of the subject, and discovers its philosophical and teleological side, very different from the merely materialistic one it is usually given. (article unpublished 1991).
Author: Mariano Artigas


summary: article on the relationship between neurophysiology and consciousness.
Author: Amadeo Muntané Sánchez

Quantum cosmology and the origin of the universe. Physics and creation 

summary: Commentary to article Cosmología cuántica y creación del universo, published by Jonathan J. Halliwell in research y Ciencia (nº 185, February 1992, pp. 12-20), in which he clarifies the concept of self-creation of the subject held by some current physicists.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The Search for Truth: Philosophy and Science in Carlos Vaz Ferreira

summary: 1. Tools for grasping reality: the instrumental character of the sciences and the clarifying role of Philosophy. 2. Philosophy and sciences as levels of knowledge: the human knowledge as a sea. 3. The continuity of science and Philosophy: science as a floating iceberg. 4. The search for truth: science and Philosophy as aspects of human knowledge.
Author: Paloma Pérez-Ilzarbe

Evolution, between science, reason and faith 

Author: Juan Luis Lorda

Evolution is a divine tool 

summary: Interview with Karl W. Giberson. Participation in television debates on evolution and creationism make Karl W. Giberson, physicist and Christian theologian, an important figure when talking about the clash between science and faith. Are Darwin's ideas evidence for the non-existence of God?
Author: Emili J. Blasco

The faith of the wise: scientific activity and religious belief

summary: A study of scientists' views on God and religion, with an analysis of the vision that radically separates the two spheres, and which concludes the mutual influence between the two, as well as the inescapability of a 'belief in science' also among the most disbelieving scientists, which ends up giving historically regrettable results.
Author: Juan Arana

Faith in the university 

summary: The three essays gathered here correspond to the interventions of their authors at a workshop, organised by the high school of Anthropology and Ethics and the group of research "Science, Reason and Faith" (CRYF), at the University of Navarra on 19 February 2013*. This activity was part of the Year of Faith, announced by the Catholic Church in October 2012 and which will be closed in November 2013.
Author: Luis Romera, Leonardo Rodríguez Duplá and Ignacio López Goñi

The fragmentation and "compartmentalisation" of knowledge according to Alasdair MacIntyre

summary: summary of MacIntyre's position on the fragmentation of current knowledge in the university teaching , coincidence with the ideas of Professor Lluís Clavell and a note of solutions for a sapiential and interdisciplinary training in the University.
Author: José Manuel Giménez Amaya

"Genetics is not incompatible with human freedom".

summary: Interview with José Ignacio Murillo in Ambos mundos on freedom, genetic determinism, environmental influence and neuroethics.
Author: Daniel Capó

The war of the sciences

summary: Commentary on the "Sokal joke" that makes explicit how questions of physics and other sciences are not a mere convention between physicists with no more support than sociological support.
Author: Carlos Pérez García

The uncertainty of human phylogenies

summary: Difficulties in establishing human phylogenies: to establish phyletic relationships, to determine palaeospecies, the precariousness of the fossil record, and intellectual a prioris.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

The intelligibility of the natural world

summary: Three images of nature, intelligibility and causality, scientific truth, science and realism, the systemic perspective, the processual perspective, the dynamism of nature, physics and Philosophy, cosmological categories, nature and transcendence.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The invasion of pseudo-science

summary: The proliferation of pseudoscience is one of the most striking and worrying phenomena of today, the demarcation criterion, Popper a convinced skeptic, parapsychology and magic, UFOs and extraterrestrials, scientists and pseudoscience.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The mind of God

summary: The central question Davies asks is whether our existence is a mere accident, a chance result of cosmic processes, or whether we should rather think of it as responding to some purpose. His answer is that self-consciousness cannot be a trivial detail, a minor by-product of forces lacking purpose: our existence responds to some subject plan.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Metadisciplinarity. Science, philosophy and theology

summary: Un riferimento iniziale a "Fides et ratio", la consapevolezza della frammentazione del sapere, la soluzione dell'interdisciplinarità, dall'interdisciplinarità alle questioni metadisciplinari, la sapienza metafisica ed antropologica, il contributo della teologia all'unità del sapere.
Author: Prof. Lluís Clavell

The nature of partial truth

summary: The problem of scientific truth lies at the heart of our culture. The enormous progress of the sciences and the reliability of the knowledge they provide has led to serious perplexities. For some, experimental science would be the only valid access to reality or, at least, the paradigm to be imitated by any pretence of rigorous knowledge . For others, experimental science would be the only valid access to reality. For others, experimental science would be a second-rate knowledge limited to discovering rather superficial aspects of reality.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Rationality in science and theology

summary: Is there any rational connection between science and theology? Theology used to be understood as the queen of the sciences. With the awakening of positivist attacks on the meaning of religious language and the positivist conviction that science is the model of all rationality, the claims of theology have been muted. Many theologians and believers have accepted with relief the olive branch offered by some scientists who suggest that every discipline has as its object completely different aspects of life. This article is a response to the radical separation of objects and methods between the two disciplines.
Author: Roger Trigg

Religion in the face of scientific progress.
En torno a un libro-survey by José María Gironella

summary: As the book is voluminous (486 pages, but with many photos), I first looked for the people I found most interesting; I suppose this is what almost everyone does. When I had read a few answers, I seemed to notice that the interviewees who are scientists or have studied science do not see any civil service examination between science and religion, and that, on the contrary, those who think that such a civil service examination exists are people who, although they are educated, have not been involved in science. I found it interesting to test whether this hypothesis was valid, and I set about testing it at test by studying all the responses. My conclusion was that the hypothesis holds up quite well.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The reasons for "scientific" atheism

summary: Based on the discussion between Richard Dawkins and Rowan Williams, the arguments commonly used by atheists are discussed: the God of the holes and the theory of multiverses.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

The reasons for "scientific" atheism

summary: Based on the discussion between Richard Dawkins and Rowan Williams, the arguments commonly used by atheists are discussed: the God of the holes and the theory of multiverses.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

Religion in contemporary science: impertinence and inspiration 

Author: Santiago Collado

The three explanations for the origin and evolution of the universe

summary: article on the three possible global explanations of reality: materialism, pantheism and creationism, with reflections on how the only coherent vision is the creationist one and its connection with the Christian faith.
Author: Juan Luis Lorda

The third leg of evolution and the example of the car 

Author: Juan Luis Lorda

Life in the Universe: What do we know about the past and future of the world?

summary: review by Mariano Artigas in Aceprensa (Service 197/94, 14 December 1994) to the extraordinary issue of the 150th anniversary of Scientific American magazine; origin of the universe, evolution, extraterrestrial intelligence, and comments on the problems of method: it often falls into a naturalism that is not very nuanced.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Lecture 2017: Philosophy in the science-religion dialogue: a discussion based on the work of Mariano Artigas.

summary: Aristotelian physics, reflection in search of truth, led to metaphysics. Modern science has separated from it. Science must be the empirical foundation of philosophical reflection on reality, a path outlined by Artigas.
Author: Prof. Juan Arana Cañedo-Argüelles

Lesson 2015: Can we talk about God in the context of contemporary science?

summary: Science, by its method, cannot directly study God as an object. However, the activity of the scientist has some fields which, although they are not scientific, are open to God: references to the absolute, the contingency of the physical, the intelligibility of the world and its dialogical otherness.
Author: Prof. Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti

Lesson 2013: Christianity and the ongoing challenge of Evolution

summary: Modern astronomy has forced a serious questioning of the interpretation of the Bible; this has not been the case with evolution and the origin of man in Protestant Christianity. The speaker explains the current American positions and their possible solution.
Author: Prof. Karl Giberson

Lesson 2011: The Galileo Affair. What theology could learn from scientists

summary: Reflections on revelation in the light of scientific knowledge: interpretation of biblical texts, God's action in evolution, ways of looking at our place in the world, creation stories, and reflections on chance and providence.
Author: Prof. William Shea

Summer reading

summary: Review of a copy of the Revue des Questions Scientifiques from 1880, in which the arguments on science and religion are very similar to those of today.
Author: José María Valderas

Reading the book of nature

summary: I propose to analyse the place of God in our relationship with nature. My reflections are articulated in three parts: in the first I will analyse some aspects of the problem at present, in the second I will present some personal proposals that refer to the bridge that communicates the sciences and natural theology, and in the third I will allude to some particular characteristics of this bridge.
Author: Mariano Artigas

PresentationWhat we should know about Galileo 

summary: summary of the controversial or misunderstood issues of the Galileo case: how he died, what was the reason for his conviction, description of the 1616 trial and the 1633 trial, unanswered questions and references.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The Cycles of Time. An extraordinary new vision of the Universe

summary leave : of Roger Penrose's work, where he tackles the problem of the entropy of the universe in its beginnings and tries with the hypothesis of cyclic cosmology to conform to a scientific vision of the universe that goes beyond the Big Bang, although he leaves difficult problems unresolved. review
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

The limits of scientific language

summary: From its systematic birth in the 17th century, modern science became a source of perplexities. Kepler and Galileo were convinced that nature is like a book written in mathematical language. But the establishment of the new physics rightly led to doubts that it could be properly understood in this way: how to explain that highly abstract and sophisticated theoretical constructs could be successfully applied in the real world? This question became a source of questions that persist to this day.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Mariano Artigas (1938-2006) in memoriam

summary: article obituary on Mariano Artigas covering his academic training , his ordination and the beginning of his priestly work, his time as a teacher in Pamplona and his intellectual contribution.
Author: Santiago Collado González

My vision of the multidisciplinarity

summary: dissertation in the seminar room of the group of programs of study Peirceanos of the University of Navarra. Pamplona, 17 May 2001.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Neurobiology of action, decision and habitus 

summary: presentation on the neurobiological instructions of human action: voluntary movement, the basal ganglia in the enrichment and selection of actions, and the network of ventromedial cerebral cortex, entrance nuclei of the basal ganglia and substantia nigra in decision-making.
Author: Javier Bernácer


summary: article on the origin and contents of neuroethics: scientific meetings core topic and positions of Adina L. Roskies, Judy Illes, Martha Farah, Thomas Fuchs, Walter Glannon, Jonathan Moreno and Neil Levy.
Author: Sergio Sánchez-Migallón Granados and José Manuel Giménez Amaya

Nicolas Oresme, Grand Master of the high school of Navarre, and the origin of modern science

summary: The high school of Navarre in its first hundred years, the foundation of the high school of Navarre, the high school of Navarre and the University of Paris, the political, ecclesiastical and intellectual environment, the beginnings: Jean de Jandun, the time of Oresme, a new era: d'Ailly, Gerson, Clamanges, evaluation as a whole. Oresme and the physical school of Paris, science in the 14th century: Oxford, the approaches of the physical school of Paris, Jean Buridan and his disciples, Nicolas Oresme, Oresme's scientific contributions, mathematics, the geometric representation of qualities, the law of accelerated motion, the fall of the Graves, the theory of impetus, cosmology, science and astrology, the Economics, the scientific method, Oresme's place in the history of science.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Thinking is not the only way to learn to think: keys to scientific thinking

summary: lecture discussing the role of mathematics in scientific models and its usefulness for teaching and for teaching students to think.
Author: Héctor L. Mancini

New advances in molecular biology: smart genes

summary: Reflection, at purpose of the intelligent genes in charge of development, of the need for a programmer of their behaviour.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Oracles of Science

summary review by Michael Cook from the book Oracles of Science, by Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas.
Author: Michael Cook

profile biographical and personal biography of Mr. Mariano Artigas 

Author: José Angel García Cuadrado


Proposals on the language of Science and its relationship with Nature

summary: The scientific method uncovers aspects of reality that are not obvious and that fill us with wonder. These hidden underlying laws seem to refer to a Logos common to all reality. Its finding is a spiritual experience comparable to certain religious experiences.
Author: Gustavo Aucar.

Proteins you think. About award Nobel Prize for Medicine 1994

summary: On 11 October 1994, the press reported the award of the award Nobel Prize in Medicine to Professors Alfred G. Gilman and Martin Rodbell for " finding of G proteins and their role in signal transmission in cells". This is a new breakthrough in molecular biology, which sample provides new insights into how life works in ever greater detail and provides new instructions for reflection on nature.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Review of The Road to Reality

summary: Review of Penrose's work 'The Road to Reality', with reflections on the mathematical and philosophical vision it provides.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

Protestant Reformation and modern sciencePresentation

summary: On the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the relationship between Protestantism and modern science (especially in the 16th and 17th centuries) is reviewed, with special emphasis on the complex reaction of Catholics and Protestants to Copernicanism; the interpretation of biblical texts is also discussed.
Author: Pablo de Felipe.

Rescher and Gadamer: two complementary views on the limits of science

summary: Analysis of Rescher's and Gadamer's views on the limits of science: the former studies the internal limits and the latter the external ones.
Author: Alfredo Marcos. University of Valladolid (Spain)

Russell G. Wilcox presents discussion paper at the University of Navarra

summary: summary of Russell G. Wilcox's lecture : consideration of the precepts of Natural Law is necessary to preserve the integrity of the system of human action as a whole.
Author: Russell G. Wilcox

Seduced by death

summary: A serious and dispassionate description of the status of euthanasia in the Netherlands, which sample shows that civil service examination euthanasia is not exclusive to Christianity.
Author: Herbert Hendin

Science and Philosophy: A Love-Hate Relationship 

summary: In this paper I review the problematic relationship between science and philosophy; in particular, I will address the question of whether science needs philosophy, and I will offer some positive (if incomplete) perspectives that should be helpful in developing a synergetic relationship between the two. I will review three lines of reasoning often employed in arguing that philosophy is useless for science: a) philosophy's death diagnosis ('philosophy is dead') and what follows from it; b) the historic-agnostic argument/challenge "show me examples where philosophy has been useful for science, for I don't know of any"; c) the division of property argument (or: philosophy and science have different subject matters, therefore philosophy is useless for science). These arguments will be countered with three contentions to the effect that the natural sciences need philosophy. I will: a) point to the fallacy of anti-philosophicalism (or: 'in order to deny the need for philosophy, one must do philosophy') and examine the role of paradigms and presuppositions (or: why science can't live without philosophy); b) point out why the historical argument fails (in an example from quantum mechanics, alive and kicking); c) briefly sketch some domains of intersection of science and philosophy and how the two can have mutual synergy. I will conclude with some implications of this synergetic relationship between science and philosophy for the liberal arts and sciences.
Author: Sebastian de Haro

Sciencie and Religion in Dialogue

summaryA compilation of a series of lectures on science and religion given by the various authors in China, funded by the Templeton Foundation.
Author: José Manuel Fidalgo

Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science 

Author: Michael Ruse

Science, Reason and Faith in the Third Millenium

summary: Scientific realism, science, reason and faith, reflective capacity, science and truth, modalities of truth, truth and belief, the unity of knowledge, science and wisdom, scientism, the assumptions of science and the impact of its progress, three conclusive reflections.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Scientific creativity and human singularity

summary: Information sciences have contributed to clarify the meaning of models in scientific research, and this, in its turn, has made it easier to understand in which sense we can speak about scientific truth. Using stipulations we reach a contextual and partial, but also authentical scientific truth. And our creativity allows us to handle theoretical constructs and experimental devices in such a way that we can grasp how nature really is. As the alleged disconnections and even oppositions between science and theology depend in a great extent from the way of understanding scientific truth, the epistemological analysis of the relationships between creativity and truth may help us to advance towards a unifying perspective of knowledge in which, although the differences among science and theology are carefully respected, it is also possible to understand their mutual harmony and complementarity.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Profile of Michael Heller (award Templeton 2008)

summary: Semblanza del sacerdote polaco Michael Heller y de sus investigaciones sobre el origen y la causa del universo, la relatividad general y la cosmología, con hincapié en la naturaleza matemática de la singularidad inicial, y su approach interdisciplinar con la Philosophy y la teología.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

PresentationOn divine action in the world 

Author: Enrique Moros

On cloning

summary: Explanation of the technique of cloning by nuclear transfer, its possible animal and human applications, including 'therapeutic' cloning and ethical reflections.
Author: María Iraburu

Society, Science and Faith: A Physicist's Perspective 

summary: To say that today there is a crisis of faith and that the scientific and technical development influences this crisis is nothing new. knowledge If, as the First Vatican Council affirms, "reason and faith are two sources of Truth, one revealed and the other derived from observation", we should not find civil service examination between them. However, in fact, the controversy exists. The Second Vatican Council insisted again on the topic with great emphasis, as the circumstances were aggravated during the 20th century by conflicts with positivism and materialism. The spread of Marxism turned the polemic into an important social phenomenon, and its consequences have not disappeared with the decline of Marxism. The polemic, which until a few decades ago for people of faith consisted in answering the accusation that religion is "the opium of the people", has, with the healthy increase of tolerance, led to a religious indifference that finds its best environment in the urban culture of the big cities.
Author: Héctor L. Mancini

Assumptions and implications of scientific progress

summary: The methods and results of experimental science play a very important role in shaping contemporary culture. They are sometimes used to support naturalistic doctrines that dispense with divine action because they consider it impossible or useless in the light of scientific progress. In the reflections that follow I suggest that the analysis goal of that progress rather leads to the opposite conclusion. More specifically, I argue that the analysis of the assumptions and implications of scientific progress leads to a perspective that is fully consistent with the affirmation of a creative God staff , with the recognition of the spiritual dimensions of the human person, and with the existence of ethical values related to the objective search for truth and service to humanity.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Central issues in the current science-faith dialogue 

summary: work wants to present the current challenges in the dialogue between faith and science. The challenges are not to be found in discovering common themes for dialogue, but in the attitude of the scientist and the theologian to the questions posed to them by the other side. The theologian who listens to the conclusions of the scientist knowledge is in a better position to give a reason for his faith today. The Christian scientist who is familiar with the articulation of faith has much clearer horizons for knowledge . The question applies to several current aspects in this dialogue: the body and the soul, God's relationship with the world, God's knowledge from the created, etc.
Author: Juan Arana

Theology and Science in a Christian Vision of the University 

Author: José Luis Illanes

Testamento fallido.
More shadows than light in the recent book by Eduardo Punset

summary: review to the book Eduardo Punset. The journey to the power of the mind. The most fascinating enigmas of our brain and the world of emotions. Destino. Barcelona (2010). 364 pp. Contains a critique of the inaccuracies, internal contradictions and exaggerations contained in the work.
Author: Juan Arana

The anthropic principle: science, philosophy or guesswork?

summary: Historic origin of the Anthropic principle and modern development of the basic idea.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The Galileo Affair Presentation

summaryIllustrated synthesis of the book "Galileo in Rome. The Rise and Fall of an Uneasy Genius" (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003), by William Shea and Mariano Artigas. It tell the story of the Galileo Affair following Galileo's six trips to Rome. It stick to well documented facts.
Author: William Shea and Mariano Artigas

The limits of science

summary: Explanation of the compatibility of the idea of the Intelligent Design movement with Christian faith and Darwinism.
Author: Michael Cook

The Mind of the Universe
Self-Organization and Divine Action

summary: summary of the content of his book of the same name degree scroll and exhibition more detailed content of the second part, concerning the self-organisation of the subject, the meaning of this expression and the connection of self-organising processes with the concept of teleology.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The Mind of the Universe
The Presuppositions and Implications of Science as a Bridge between Science and Religion

summary: The impact of secular humanism on our understanding of human affairs, and the desacralization of contemporary culture can be considered as two sides of the same coin. Apparently they are closely related to the progress of empirical science. I am going to consider these topics under the perspective of the impact of scientific progress on them. In its beginnings, the new science was seen as a road from nature to its Maker, promoting natural theology. Later on, however, it was interpreted as favouring a "disenchantment" of the world. I will comment on some proposals of "reenchanting" the world, and will refer to my own proposal, which has recently been published in my last book, The Mind of the Universe, published last April 2000 by the Templeton Foundation Press.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The Mind of the Universe
Understanding Science and Religion

summary: work examines the work of "disenchantment" of the world by modern science and the need to "re-enchant" the world, within a context of rationality. The bridges to achieve this result lie in the self-organisation of the subject as a reflection of the divine action that imprints a teleology on reality, the singularity of man that produces science and the recognition of the intelligibility of reality.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The Miracle of Evolution

summary: The article explains the usual confusion between evolution and Darwinism, the position of the creationism, and the errors of the Intelligent Design solution to conciliate these arguments.
Author: Stephen M. Barr

The Religion and Science discussion Why Does It Continue?

summary: review from Harold W. Attridge (ed.), The Religion and Science discussion Why Does It Continue?, Yale University Press, New Haven and London 2009. exhibition of ID and anti-evolutionary arguments, and the problems of method underneath to perpetuate the discussion.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

The will to love that makes a differenceDownload

summary: Human love sample characteristics that cannot be reduced to love that has biological utility; this love refers to the recognition of the intrinsic value of the human being, of his dignity, and can only be explained with spiritual categories.
Author: Marciano Escutia

Tradition and finding in Michael Polanyi's epistemology

summary: Book chapter summarising Michael Polanyi's view on the role of tradition in the progress of scientific thesis .
Author: Francisco Gallardo

Three levels of interaction between science and philosophy

summary: The epistemological level, the ontological level, the anthropological level.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Three cases: Galileo, Lavoisier and Duhem

summary: Everyone has heard of the Galileo case, almost always in a biased way. Few know that Lavoisier, one of the founders of the Chemistry, was guillotined by the French Revolution. Hardly anyone has heard of Pierre Duhem, an important physicist, author of a monumental work on the history and Philosophy of science that shed new light on the positive relations between science and faith. When talking about science and faith, two words come to mind: civil service examination, and Galileo. Few think of partnership, and none of Duhem.
Author: Mariano Artigas

U.S. News interviews Mariano Artigas

Author: James M. Pethokoukis

Workshop: Epistemological Analysis of the Science-Religion Dialogue
The difficult epistemological relationship between science and religion

summary: Film clips from the CRYF Workshop with a team of Argentinean researchers, in which various aspects of the Philosophy of science are analysed in relation to their impact on the relationship between science and religion.
Author: Christián Carman, Santiago Collado, Ricard Casadesús, Daniel Blanco, Oscar Beltrán, Francisco Gallardo, Enrique Moros, Gonzalo Luis Recio, Jorge Martín Montoya, Ignacio del Carril, Rubén Herce, José Víctor Orón, Javier Sánchez-Cañizares and Antonio Pardo.